Officials believe candle wax led to early morning Americus house fire

Officials believe candle wax led to early morning Americus house fire
(Source: WALB)

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - There was an overnight fire in Americus that investigators believe started because of melted candle wax.

First responders were called out to the 500 block of Jackson Avenue around 3:30 Wednesday morning.

They said firefighters saw flames and smoke from the window.

When crews got inside the home, firefighters found exposed, melted candle wax dripping on a wood burning stove pipe.

They said that's what they believe caused the fire.

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